MCM living rooms can serve as sometime offices, lounges, entertainment centers, and just a place in the heart of your home to kick up your feet. Here are some living room  ideas from around the web from classic MCM to eclectic.

Boho Touches

boho MCM living room
Photo courtesy of Havenly/The Spruce.

Slim-lined, neutral furniture gives the room functionality while the colorful rug and houseplants add vibrancy.

Good MCM Bones

Neutra living room
Photo by Jim Brown.

The wall of glass, tongue-and-groove ceiling provide great bones for this well-furnished living room in a Philadelphia Neutra. It includes  A Bantam sofa, Split-Rail lounge chairs and Herman Miller Eames shell chairs team with two vintage Hans Wegner tables. See more of this Neutra home here.

A Living Room for Cocktail Hour

MCM living room
Photo by Jim Brown.

The 24′ tall ceiling in the living room shelter divides the living area into two, with the fireplace as the centerpiece of this area that the homeowners use for pre-dinner cocktail hour. Furniture includes a Plycraft lounger and campaign chair. The homeowners have a collection of richly colored Turkish kilim rugs that appear throughout their home. See more of this unique MCM home here.


Palm Springs MCM living room
Photo by Marni Epstein-Mervis.

In this MCM living room in Palm Springs, a semi-circular gray sectional with pops of yellow from the lamp bases and vase also happen to perfectly correspond to Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year. The living room also includes Artifort Pierre Paulin tongue chairs and Herman Miller Noguchi coffee table and Peter Pepper Products artwork. See more about this home here.

Living Room with Minimalist Desert Vibes

modern living room desert vibe
Photo courtesy of Article.

We love the easygoing desert vibe of this MCM-inspired living room. The succulents provide the color while the minimalist color scheme allows texture and shape to take center stage.

Chartreuse & Cozy

Colorful MCM living room
Photo courtesy of Deering Design Studio.

Chartreuse and orange provide MCM bursts of color in this living room while the gray sectional and fireplace surround create dramatic contrast.

Geometric Extravaganza

colorful wall art MCM living room
Photo by Jeri Koegel, design by Prizant Design.

The undeniable centerpiece of this living room are the colorful wall panels reminiscent of Mondrian painting. It creates a memorable and jazzy accent wall. Layer in the geometric rug and gondola shaped sofa, and we’re wondering when we can move in!

Retro Living

MCM living room
Photo by Bret Gum.

Like many MCM homes, this 1959 Al O’Rourke home in Riverside, California has an open floor plan, but these two 7 and 8 feet sofas in bright lime demarcate the living room. Read and see more of this Riverside gem.

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